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Bradford City 1-0 Notts County

League One play-off hopefuls Bradford City stretched their unbeaten run to nine games by beating Notts County.

Jake Cassidy saw a shot come back off the post for the visitors while the Bantams went close through Andy Halliday and Billy Knott before the pair linked up for the day's only goal.

A defensive mix-up four minutes from half-time allowed Halliday to nip in and cut back for Knott to slot home.

James Hanson and Francois Zoko both went close to making it 2-0.

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Derry on Notts County v Bradford

"We've been absolutely fantastic away from home. It's been the mark of our success this year, so to lose it is disappointing.

"But we always knew it was going to end at some point.

"We've been pretty smart in our defensive play this year, but a lack of communication has cost us dearly. We tried to get back into it but couldn't break Bradford down."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Darby
  • 5DaviesSubstituted forSheehanat 14'minutes
  • 23McArdleBooked at 68mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 20Morais
  • 11KnottBooked at 21minsSubstituted forKennedyat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Liddle
  • 25Halliday
  • 16SteadSubstituted forZokoat 79'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 6Sheehan
  • 12Williams
  • 13Zoko
  • 17Kennedy
  • 18Routis
  • 19McBurnie
  • 36Mottley Henry

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Hollis
  • 3Adams
  • 37HallSubstituted forBishopat 45'minutes
  • 13Jones
  • 4SmithSubstituted forWhitehouseat 67'minutes
  • 32McLaughlinBooked at 78mins
  • 12Cassidy
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forMurrayat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Murray
  • 15Thompson
  • 25Traore
  • 26Whitehouse
  • 28Edwards
  • 29Bishop
  • 35Pilkington
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
14,518

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 1, Notts County 0.

Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

Booking

Jason Kennedy (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Bradford City).

Elliot Whitehouse (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Francois Zoko (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Garry Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jason Kennedy replaces Billy Knott.

Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Francois Zoko replaces Jon Stead.

Booking

Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County).

Attempt blocked. Stephen Darby (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Colby Bishop (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Roy Carroll.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Jake Cassidy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Alan Smith.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Attempt blocked. Alan Smith (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Jake Cassidy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Colby Bishop (Notts County).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Jones (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Haydn Hollis (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Bradford City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City23146342222048
2Swindon23145444222247
3Preston23136436211545
4MK Dons22135448222644
5Bradford2310673126536
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Chesterfield238873231132
8Rochdale2394103931831
9Notts County228772724331
10Peterborough2394103029131
11Fleetwood238692322130
12Walsall237972322130
13Oldham227962933-430
14Doncaster228682327-430
15Port Vale2385102932-329
16Barnsley2275103235-326
17Coventry236892431-726
18Scunthorpe217592836-826
19Gillingham2367102735-825
20Crawley2358102136-1523
21Crewe2365122041-2123
22Leyton Orient2257102934-522
23Colchester2356122740-1321
24Yeovil2255121933-1420
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